Leadership & Experience

Our team brings extensive industry knowledge and experience to the table. Among the many local and regional brokerages, Soldevila & Associates stands out because we are not only dedicated to delivering creative, cost-effective benefits plans but also because we can leverage our strong networks and established relationships to negotiate successfully on our clients' behalf.

  • Dale Soldevila, Founder and President

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  • Hillary Soldevila Barnett, Account Manager
  • Kristen Brunet, Account Manager
  • Tabita Karan, Benefits Technology Specialist 
  • Alexis Barbé, Administrative Assistant 
 

Dale Soldevila - Founder and President


Dale founded Soldevila & Associates, LLC. in July, 2000. From the very beginning Dale has maintained the company's mission of delivering simple, affordable and comprehensive employee benefits management solutions that provide immediate impact to an employer's bottom line. For current and prospect clients, Dale's activities focus on helping organizations develop a vision and strategy for the role of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), as well as conducting Employee Benefit needs analysis, defining requirements, evaluating and selecting vendors, and planning and managing system implementations and servicing clients. Dale has led Soldevila & Associates to become a "respected firm" in the benefits marketplace . By aligning the organization with a wide array of partners, Soldevila and Associates has been able to leverage its core strengths, provide a high level of service and realize reduced pricing for clients.

Dale has more than 24 years of experience within the employee benefits industry. Prior to forming Soldevila & Associates, Dale spent the first 3-years of his career with Ochsner Health Plan (now Humana Healthcare) as an Account Executive.  Dale's experience included the design, sale and implementation of health insurance plans to companies of 2-3000 employees within Louisiana. The next 3-years were spent with Slabaugh, Morgan, Conefry Consulting firm. Dale's specific areas of focus included the anaysis of all employee benefit plans, HR organizational design, process and systems analysis, policy design and implementation of integrated human resource and compliance analysis for local and national clients.

Dale grew up in Clarksdale, MS and attended the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, MS. Dale moved to New Orleans, LA in 1990 to open Glamour Shots in the Lakeside Mall and entered the insurance industry in 1994.

 

Hillary Soldevila Barnett Account Manager

Hillary is a graduate of Louisiana State University. She has worked with Soldevila & Associates in a part time adminstrative role since May 2007 and is now a full time team member. She gained her client relationship skills through working with a large national real estate corporation, as well as Tulane University. Born and raised in Metairie, La., she attended St Catherine of Siena School and Mount Carmel Academy. 

 

Kristen Brunet - Account Manager

Kristen is a dynamic professional whose knowledge, organizational, and account management skills keep Soldevila & Associates client partners satisfied. Kristen has over 15 years of experience in the employee benefits industry.